Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 284

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and very little shelter for the men.

Summer seems to have returned to-day

and the bright hot sun has made

a wonderful difference & to-night we

hope to be able to get out the

remaining mud & make the place

more habitable. My headquarters

are in a deep dug out - about fifty 

feet below the surface so it would

take a lot of shells to upset it.

It is sixty feet long 10 ft wide &

7 feet high. To-day we have put

a partition across one end, made

a table & two beds & generally cleaned

it up so that we are quite

comfortable now. Of course there

is no daylight down here but a 

candle & oil lamp give a fair light 

& I hope to get my acetylene lamp

up to-night. I had to send it

to get soldered as the gas leaked

unfortunately. The dug out it rather

a long way back from the line

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and very little shelter for the men.

Summer seems to have returned to-day

and the bright hot sun has made

a wonderful difference & to-night we

hope to be able to get out the

remaining mud & make the place

more habitable. My headquarters

are in a deep dug out - about fifty 

feet below the surface so it would

take a lot of shells to upset it.

It is sixty feet long 10 ft wide &

7 feet high. To-day we have put

a partition across one end, made

a table & two beds & generally cleaned

it up so that we are quite

comfortable now. Of course there

is no daylight down here but a 

candle & oil lamp give a fair light 

& I hope to get my acetylene lamp

up to-night. I had to send it

to get soldered as the gas leaked

unfortunately. The dug out it rather

a long way back from the line


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  • December 16, 2018 17:08:47 Thomas A. Lingner

    and very little shelter for the men.

    Summer seems to have returned to-day

    and the bright hot sun has made

    a wonderful difference & to-night we

    hope to be able to get out the

    remaining mud & make the place

    more habitable. My headquarters

    are in a deep dug out - about fifty 

    feet below the surface so it would

    take a lot of shells to upset it.

    It is sixty feet long 10 ft wide &

    7 feet high. To-day we have put

    a partition across one end, made

    a table & two beds & generally cleaned

    it up so that we are quite

    comfortable now. Of course there

    is no daylight down here but a 

    candle & oil lamp give a fair light 

    & I hope to get my acetylene lamp

    up to-night. I had to send it

    to get soldered as the gas leaked

    unfortunately. The dug out it rather

    a long way back from the line

  • December 16, 2018 17:08:17 Thomas A. Lingner

    and very little shelter for the men.

    Summer seems to have returned to-day

    and the bright hot sun has made

    a wonderful difference & to-night we

    hope to be able to get out the

    remaining mud & make the place

    more habitable. My headquarters

    are in a deep dug out - about fifty 

    feet below the surface so it would

    take a lot of shells to upset it.

    It is sixty feet long 10 ft wide &

    7 feet high. To-day we have put

    a partition across one end, made

    a table & two beds & generally cleaned

    it up so that we are quite

    comfortable now. Of course there

    is no daylight down here but a 

    candle & oil lamp give a fair light 

    & I hope to get my acetylene lamp

    up to-night. I had to send it

    to get a solderer as the gas leaked

    unfortunately. The dug out it rather

    a long way back from the line


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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


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Kate Ward
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July 2, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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